Renovations
Apr 28, 2016

Decorating with paint: Fresh Contemporary style

By: Style at Home

Decorating with paint: Fresh Contemporary style Author: Style At Home

Renovations
Apr 28, 2016

Decorating with paint: Fresh Contemporary style

By: Style at Home

When it comes to the diversity of paint, Jacquelyn Clark of Lark and Linen is well acquainted with the endless possibilities that a fresh coat and a variety of techniques can offer. Find out her trick of the trade, favourite paint project and more.

 

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Decorating with paint: Fresh Contemporary style

Jacquelyn Clark of Lark and Linen

Meet Jacquelyn Clark of Lark and Linen, known for her moody elegant style with a touch of classic feminine.

By: Style at Home Source: Heidi Lau Credits: Style at Home

Decorating with paint: Fresh Contemporary style

Travel inspiration

"I love coming across a surprisingly soft and romantic palette in far-off places. The BEHR MARQUEE® Lights collection would definitely be my jumping-off point for desigining a space inspired by cities like Udaipur, India, and Cape Town."

By: Style at Home Source: Heidi Lau Credits: Style at Home

Decorating with paint: Fresh Contemporary style

Favourite finishes

Jacquelyn's favourite paint finishes: "Eggshell for bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms; satin for hard-working rooms like kitchens, bathrooms and hallways; and semigloss for trim and railings."

By: Style at Home Source: Heidi Lau Credits: Style at Home

Decorating with paint: Fresh Contemporary style

The perfect paint project

"A painted feature wall is a wonderful way to make a bold statement on a limited budget. The best advice I can give is just go for it! If it's not your thing, it's incredibly easy to fix!" Try using Behr's Secret Society MQ5-10 to achieve this look.

By: Style at Home Source: Heidi Lau Credits: Style at Home

Decorating with paint: Fresh Contemporary style

Biggest lesson

Jacquelyn knows from experience: "When in doubt, tone it down a little. Paint always feels a lot more saturated when it's up on the wall," she says. "All of those subtle undertones will be significantly more present."

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Decorating with paint: Fresh Contemporary style

Trick of the trade

Paint to the rescue! When designing for clients, Jacquelyn is sometimes challenged to incorporate a lifetime of seemingly disparate pieces, but paint often saves the day. "Paint ties all those items together," she says.

By: Style at Home Source: Heidi Lau Credits: Style at Home

Decorating with paint: Fresh Contemporary style

Best advice

Jacquelyn's best painting advice: "Always, always, always paint a test swatch on more than one wall in your space," says the designer. Try it with Behr's Moxie MQ3-35.

By: Style at Home Source: Jacquelyn Clark Credits: Style at Home

Decorating with paint: Fresh Contemporary style

An unexpected way to use paint

The best way to add some oomph? "With a painted ceiling," says Jacquelyn. "I'm hoping to paint our bathroom ceiling a soft dove grey in a flat finish." (Like Behr's Will O The Wisp MQ3-59).

By: Style at Home Source: Heidi Lau Credits: Style at Home

 

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